Do you have a great idea for a WWAC article? An essay or review we’d be interested in running?
Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org!
WWAC.com is a DIY effort for which nobody gets paid. The site is a loudspeaker, not a payday. Nevertheless, it’s not all bad. You write with us and you get editorial feedback (our editors do not get paid), community, a respectable byline and the knowledge that you said what you wanted to say. For us it’s worth it — if it sounds worth it to you too, come on in.
WWAC has published more than 100 women and non-binary writers and we’re always looking to publish new voices. Don’t let a lack of experience put you off — we’re looking for good ideas expressed clearly and concisely, not big names. If you don’t feel represented and you want to represent yourself, we want to host you.
Pitches should include:
- A brief outline of your idea and why you think it’s great
- A little bit about you and what you’ve done before
- Some suggestion of the form and length your article might take
Typical word counts on WWAC:
- News pieces – 500 or fewer
- Reviews – 500 to 1500
- Essays – 1000 to infinity
Here’s what our section editors have to say about pitches:
Kayleigh Hearn, Comics Reviews Editor
Claire Napier, Comics Features Editor:
What is a “feature”? Why isn’t it a review? It’s all down to focus. A feature (1) makes a statement about something other than the overall craftsmanship of a comic, and (2) a feature is not obliged to cover either a single book alone or all of one book’s parts. “Look at what comics can do or mean, and how, and also why!” What are you mad about? What are you pleased about? What are you impressed with? What are you interested in? Writing a feature is starting your half of the conversation about comics you’re dreaming of having.
Kate Tanski, Comics Academe Editor
(coming, but keep in mind: librarians wanted)
Al Rosenberg, Games Editor:
WWAC’s game section aims to bring you all the gaming news and thoughts you can’t get anywhere else. People have a lot of feelings about games, and this is where we talk about them. Pitch Al Rosenberg pieces on indie tabletop, role-playing, and mobile games. LARPers, we’re especially interested in hearing from you!
Ginnis Tonik, Lifestyle Editor
WWAC’s lifestyle section aims to bring you unique approaches to the geek lady-type lifestyle, whether its knitting Wonder Woman legwarmers or talking about your first forays into sex education. Lifestyle editor, Ginnis Tonik, is always open to pitches, particularly about cosplay, crafting, and personal storytelling from an intersectional feminist perspective.
Megan Purdy, Moving Image Editor and Founding Editor
Wendy Browne, Weekend Editor
Pitch me all the things that the other editors don’t have room for. Weekend long reads and lists are my favourite!
If it feels right, pitch it! Your idea might just be the start of a new section.
Do you have a great webcomic we should be covering? A touring author we should talk to?
There’s so much great content coming out every month and so many cool comics events going down that we can’t keep up with them! We absolutely welcome story pitches from creators, retailers, and publicists.
Should we be on your press list? Do you want to send us review PDFs?
We love review PDFs! And press lists! Wild, we know. If you’re a publisher or independent creator who thinks your stuff would be right up our alley, get in touch!